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The notion of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is frequently seen as primarily addressing issues relating to fairness in offering opportunity for employment and promotion in the work force. In reality, those are just the beginning points of the discussion, for having a successful diverse work force not only has many benefits, but also involves looking at many aspects of the work environment. The issues are not just who we employ, but also how we treat employees; what are our expectations of them and their fellow co-workers; and what are the responsibilities of the employer.

The session will explore the meaning of diversity; what equity involves; and how to be inclusive. There will be additional discussion of challenges that arrive at the workplace and strategies to address them.

Instructor Biography

Lindsey, D. Draper

VP of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at the Institute for Well-Being in Law

Following his 2006 retirement as a Milwaukee County Circuit Court Commissioner, Lindsey D. Draper oversaw Wisconsin’s adherence to the mandates of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) as the state’s Disproportionate Minority Contact Coordinator and Compliance Monitor until his retirement in 2014.  Draper previously served as Chair of the ABA then-Standing Committee on Client Protection and a Trustee at St. Francis de Sales Seminary. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors at St. Charles Youth and Family Services in Milwaukee;  Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Milwaukee County Historical Society; a Director-at-Large of the National Client Protection Organization (NCPO); liaison to the Wisconsin Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being;  a member of the Wisconsin Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection Committee and a member of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility Continuing Legal Education Committee.

Attendees are encouraged to complete a survey following the workshop. Certificates of attendance will be available following a brief quiz (this option will be selected in the survey).

If you have questions, please contact Kelsey Rusbarsky:

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